I got a recommendation to add Gzip to my site (for better page loading and thus better SEO). How can one apply that to Drupal? Thanks very much indeed !
That is a function of your web server and will depend on where/how the site is hosted.
Yes, it has nothing to do with Drupal, as it is done at the server level.
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If you've mod_deflate enabled you can test the following to drupal's .htaccess
if mod_gzip you can test the following to drupal's .htaccess
This will send compressed content regardless of browser headers, I'm guessing ?
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I can't explain the technical aspects. testing mod_deflate on my own site did increase page loading times.
You can use this tool to see if gzip compression is working on your site:
reading the core .htaccess files I'm not sure why the addition helps. Core's already existing rules are:
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